Welcome To OP-EZY

About OP-EZY

About OP-EZY

OP-EZY was originally a hacking group for Local Networks, over time OP-EZY became a programming group. Now we are an international group with many different branches.

Using old (recycled) equipment, we have been able to create this site.

Our main server is our oldest PC with very ageing components:

Server Pic 1Server Pic 2

More About Our Server

A Computer made by Fujitsu:

Pentium II processor (266 mHz)

128MB RAM [2 x 64MB chips of SD-RAM] (2MB powering the graphics)

ATI Rage II onboard graphics

8GB Hard drive (plenty of space ;-) )

Slackware Linux 10.2 (2.4.31)

Because We host at home, our web site has NO forced banner or POP UP ads (we selectively put adverts on our pages and will NEVER use POP-UPs as a form of advertising!).

Why do we use Linux?

We use Linux on our server simply because it rocks ;-)

There is less chance of it crashing mainly because our distro (slackware) doesn't have any advantages when running in a graphical mode.

Click for a bigger Tux

Click Tux for a bigger picture!

Why Slackware?

Slackware was one of the first Linux distros (1993) so this means it has a good reputation!

Slackware go the KISS approach (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

In this Slackware try to make their version of Linux as "Unix-like" as possible

It, by default, uses a text console (this should cause less crashes :-) )

Unlike Microsoft's Windows it does not need reinstalling every 3 months :-D mainly because it does the tasks of cleaning up after it self when it is not being used.

Because the Unix based operating systems are so stable it is possible to leave one running for over 6 months (and counting) with out having to restart (unless you are installing hardware!)

Because Slackware is as UNIX as possible, there is a saying:

"If you learn RedHat, you know RedHat. If you learn Slackware, you know Linux"

(Note: RedHat is a company that created RedHat Linux, the Operating System that got many personal Linux users started with this wonderful Operating System and releasing them from paying into Bill Gates's pension fund!)

Here is what distrowatch.com say about Slackware:

"Slackware Linux, created by Patrick Volkerding in 1992, is the oldest surviving Linux distribution. It offers no bells and whistles, sticking with a text-based installer and no graphical configuration tools. Where other distributions tried hard to develop easy-to-use front ends for many common utilities, Slackware offers no hand-holding and everything is still done through configuration files. Because of this, Slackware is only recommended to those novice users who intend to spend some time on learning about Linux.

Nevertheless, Slackware has a magic appeal to many users. It is extremely stable and secure - very suitable for server deployment. Experienced Linux administrators find that the distribution is less buggy as it uses most packages in their pristine forms and without too many in-house enhancements which have a potential to introduce new bugs. Releases are infrequent (about once a year), although up-to-date packages are always available for download after the official release. Slackware is a fine distribution for those who are interested in deeper knowledge of Linux internals.

Perhaps the best characteristic of this distribution I have heard is this: if you need help with your Linux box, find a Slackware user. A Slackware user is more likely to fix the problem than a user familiar with any other distribution."

Slackware Linux

Click the logo to go to the Slackware homepage

What does the server look like inside?

When our server blew up, I took some pictures of it inside... and here they are!

Who are OP-EZY?

OP-EZY are:

Ian Hawdon and James Crawford


OP-EZY - News

29/11/2006 New RAM (128MB) the site should now load alot faster!

Ok, I doubt that this news is going to happen!

Exciting news, coming VERY, VERY soon! Watch this space!

Web mail, almost here!!

PHP scripts seem to be working (along with MySQL!)

We have a new download server that is now fully FTP based!

User Sites

This site has been tested on Opera 6, 7, Gecko (FireFox 0.9.x, 1.5), IE 6, 5.5, 5.0, IE Mac 5.2, Safari.